From Sports to Police
First things first, if you haven't already seen it, check out the 5th segment of Robots!, "The End of Sports":
This was my first time animating with the macro lens that your funds allowed me to buy and I think the effect is stellar. I also decided to try giving the minifigs some additional motion in their shoulder joints by popping the arms out of the sockets and holding them in place with putty. I like the range of motion this allows.
This past weekend was Brickworld Chicago, a giant LEGO fan convention I've attended annually ever since it started 6 years ago. My colleague David Pagano and I hosted a three-hour workshop on the basics of LEGO animation. At the end, I guided some of the kids through animating a short scene from the next installment of Robots!, "Police Show." On Friday, some of them came back to my table and we animated some more.
These tests won't be in the final video, but I thought I'd share them with y'all to give you a sneak peak of what's to come.
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